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Rhoeo spathacea tricolour is a small perennial plant that is mainly grown for its ornamental features. The plant hails from the Commelinaceae family. It is a native of Belize, Guatemala and southern Mexico. The plant can grow up to 30 centimetres and is widely grown in Florida, Texas and Hawaii.
The Rhoeo Spathacea tri colour or rhoeo variegated is famously known as the Tradescantia Spathacea. It hails from the Commelinaceae family.
The Rhoeo variegated plant is a native of Belize, Guatemala and southern Mexico.
Nowadays, it is cultivated in many parts of Florida, Texas, Hawaii and other oceanic islands.
It is widely cultivated to as it is used for decorating homes and offices.
The Rhoeo variegated is perennial herb with fleshy rhizomes and rosette of lance-shaped leaves.
The plant can do well with minimum maintenance.
The plant produces white flowers and with a blue blush.
The plant grows well in the optimum temperature of 20 to 30 degrees Celsius.
The Rhoeo variegated is valued a lot for its ornamental features. It can grow up to a maximum height of 30 centimetres or 1 foot.
The Rhoeo variegated should be exposed to full sun for perfect growth.
The plant is considered ideal to be grown in a region that receives bright sun for a long duration.
However, it also survives if it is planted in a region getting light shade.
The Rhoeo variegated has moderate water requirements.
The plant should not be allowed to stand in water as it leads to root rot.
The plant should be watered once in a week.
The plant must be watered at the roots slowly and deeply.
Any organic fertiliser should be applied regularly to the plant to aid the growth of the plant.
A balanced mixture of N-P-K is considered appropriate for this purpose.
In order to obtain best results choose well drained and moderately fertile soil.
During the summer months, the topsoil may be allowed to dry but not the bottom layers.
In many parts of the world, the Rhoeo variegated is cultivated as an ornamental plant.
It is also grown in hanging baskets and along shelves.